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Attempts to Silence Bishop for Voicing His Opinion About Gender Ideology

January 1, 1970, Spain

The Spanish political party, the United Left, presented a motion to the regional Parliament to convict the Bishop of Córdoba, Demetrio Fernández, for having spoken out his opinion on gender ideology. According to the motion, the bishop’s weekly pastoral letter entitled “Gender ideology breaks the family” was an acute case of discrimination. The motion, signed by spokesman Francisco Tejada, called on the government of Andalusia to “launch the legal mechanisms in the context of their power to prevent cases of abuse and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Freedom of Expression

Priest Attacked After Confronting Thieves in Church

January 1, 1970, Italy

After celebrating the midnight Mass, parish priest, Father Massimo Malinconi returned to the rectory where he found four burglars.

Insult or Incitement Vandalism (form of hate crime)

Vaucluse Church Vandalized

January 1, 1970, France

The stained glass window depicting Jesus Christ in the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Tour was found smashed.

Insult or Incitement Intolerance towards Religious Symbols Vandalism (form of hate crime)

Catholic School in Bubry Sacked by Vandals

January 1, 1970, France

The kindergarten and elementary private Catholic school Sainte-Hélène Bubry was attacked and the damage is estimated at several thousand euros.

Vandalism (form of hate crime)

Graffiti Attack on the Family Home of St. Bernadette in Lourdes

January 1, 1970, France

Municipal services in Lourdes took two weeks to remove obscene drawings and inscriptions painted on the family home of the revered Saint, despite complaints by neighbors and an alert from the online journal “Lourdes-Info.” The perpetrators of the vandalism are unknown.

Access to Justice and Legal Services Vandalism (form of hate crime)

January 0, 0000, Hungary

Christian Man Can't Use "Christ" or "Jesus" on License Plate

January 0, 0000, Sweden

The Swedish Transport Agency rejected blocked a Christian man’s request to use the word "Kristus" (Swedish for “Christ”) on his license plate, claiming the move could “cause offense” to those opposed to Christianity. When he asked to use the name “Jesus” instead, he was informed that word was blocked, too.

Exclusion (of individuals or ideas)